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LONDON, Nov 20- European shares jumped into positive territory, while German Bund futures reversed losses on Wednesday, with traders citing a report that the European Central Bank was mulling negative deposit rates. The FTSEurofirst 300 was trading flat by 1531 GMT, having hit a high of 6,711.42 points.
PARIS, Nov 20- European stocks slipped on Wednesday, losing ground for the second session, as nagging worries over the global economic outlook and corporate profits kept investors on edge.
*Best Buy, Campbell Soup shares plunge after cautious outlook. Cautious forecasts from Best Buy and Campbell Soup Co gave investors a reason to sell some stocks. Best Buy shares slid 11 percent to close at $38.78, while Campbell Soup fell 6.2 percent to $39.21.
*Home Depot shares rise as housing recovery boosts results. Best Buy swings to a profit, but stock drops on margin concerns. NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. stocks edged lower after the Dow briefly broke above a key level for a second day and shares of Best Buy dropped on worries about its margins.
Nov 19- Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox Holding Co Ltd reported a bigger quarterly loss after its operating costs rose 50 percent and sales of its wedding and prom dresses declined, sending its shares down as much as 23 percent.
PARIS, Nov 19- European shares fell early on Tuesday, snapping a three-day winning run and mirroring losses on Wall Street where cautious comments from U.S. billionaire investor Carl Icahn at a Reuters summit prompted some late losses. On the macro front, investors awaited the ZEW economic think tank's monthly poll of German economic sentiment, due at 1000 GMT.
*Guangzhou property curbs hit Chinese property sector. HONG KONG, Nov 19- China shares retreated from a month high early on Tuesday, limiting rises in Hong Kong markets, as benchmark indexes ran into chart resistance after recent strong gains from investors cheering Beijing's ambitious reform plans.
NEW YORK, Nov 18- Shares of Boeing led the blue chip Dow index above the 16,000 level on Monday while the S&P 500 topped 1,800 for the first time in history. Worth about $100 billion at list prices, it is the largest combined order in Boeing's history.
Nov 18- AbbVie Inc said a late-stage trial of its experimental oral hepatitis C treatment showed about 96 percent of patients had no detectable levels of the virus after 12 weeks. AbbVie shares rose 3 percent. Shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc, which collaborates with AbbVie on one of the drugs included in the treatment, rose 4 percent.
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business. Shares of the largest U.S. meat processor rose 4 percent to $30.00 in premarket trade on Monday. Tyson's chicken sales rose 2.4 percent to $3.16 billion in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 28.
Despite having a high workforce participation rate for women, Singapore significantly lags global peers in boardroom diversity, a study has found.
*Kyocera, Toyota Motor slip after stellar gains last week. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei rose slightly to hold at six-month highs on Monday morning as investors scooped up financial shares after recent strong results, though recent outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp took a breather.
SYDNEY, Nov 18- Shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co hit an all-time high on Monday after the Australian dairy company recommended a fresh A $505 million bid from Canada's Saputo Inc..
*Shares open at $39, above IPO price of $22. Nov 15- Shares of Zulily Inc, which runs a website that offers huge daily discounts on clothing, soared 88 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $5.04 billion, as investors bet on niche businesses.
*FedEx, J.C. Penney gain on hedge fund stakes. The stock rose 1.2 percent to $94.35 a day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.
*Plans to shed non-core assets in India, Trinidad. Nov 15- Canadian oil and gas producer Niko Resources Ltd said it might not be able to meet its liabilities and raised "significant" doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern, sending its shares plummeting as much as 57 percent.
Nov 15- Shares of Zulily Inc, an online retailer of women and children's clothing, rose as much as 88 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $5.04 billion. The Seattle- based company raised $253 million after its initial public offering was priced at $22 per share, well above its expected price range of $18- $20.
NORWALK, Conn., Nov 15- General Electric Co said on Friday it would spin off part of its North American retail finance business in an initial public offering next year. GE said it plans to float about 20 percent of the retail finance unit in the IPO. Shares of GE rose 0.9 percent to $27.22 in premarket trading on Friday.
Nov 15- Baxter International Inc agreed to develop and market Cell Therapeutics Inc's bone marrow disorder drug for payments that could total up to $362 million, sending Cell Therapeutics' shares up more than 30 percent before the bell. Baxter will pay $60 million up front, which includes an equity investment of $30 million in Cell Therapeutics.
SYDNEY, Nov 15- Shares in GrainCorp fell 5 percent on Friday after a media report said Australia's prime minister will reject an A $3.0 billion takeover by Archer Daniels Midland Co..